Process Automation in Supply Chain APAC Derivative

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⇨ What are the business imperatives that are making SAPinsiders evaluate their supply chain process automation capabilities?

⇨ What specific strategies SAPinsiders have formulated to address their business drivers and how do they plan to execute those strategies?

⇨ What type of technology portfolio SAPinsiders envision when it comes to process automation in supply chain?

Process automation technologies have increasingly evolved into strategic solutions during the last few years. In their responses to the SAPinsider Process Automation and SAP S/4HANA research conducted in April 2022, SAPinsiders highlighted the supply chain as one of the top focus functions for process automation. To explore this focus further, we surveyed 106 members of our community between July and September 2022. Supply chain resiliency and agility are on top of the mind of SAPinsiders, as highlighted in their responses. SAPinsiders believe that process automation in the supply chain can help them build capabilities to address their resiliency and agility drivers. SAPinsiders consider process automation in the supply chain as a critical capability necessary for building robust supply chain capabilities required for today’s complex supply chains. Since 21% of respondents to the survey were from the APAC region, we decided to explore the insights from this region separately. You can download the full report here.

The fact that 100% of APAC respondents chose the need for process automation in the supply chain as either very important or essential highlights that process automation in the supply chain is a very critical capability in their minds. For APAC respondents, the need for faster and better insights was among the top three drivers with agility and resiliency. The need for analytics, their perspective, can be addressed by many different strategies, like integrating disparate data sources (46%), building visibility into process data (27%), and propagating a culture of data-driven decision-making (21%). Overall, analytics and data management aspects emerged much stronger for APAC respondents than for the rest of the world when it comes to process automation tools and technologies.

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  • Learn about what are the current pain points APAC SAPinsiders experience that is making them explore the maturity of their process automation capabilities
  • Explore the business imperatives that APAC SAPinsiders believe process automation in the supply chain can help address and the strategies they have formulated
  • Understand the portfolio of technology requirements that APAC SAPinsiders believe will help them execute their strategies
  • See the technology roadmap that APAC SAPinsider have charted to help them build process automation capabilities.

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